Exposure estimate at the workplace
The EMKG-EXPO-TOOL is part of the “Easy-to-use workplace control scheme for hazardous substances” (EMKG “Einfaches Maßnahmenkonzept für Gefahrstoffe”) of the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA). Within the context of REACH the BAuA-Unit 4.1 -Exposure Scenarios- offers an IT-tool free of charge for a first exposure estimate at the workplace. This Tier 1 assessment is only valid for inhalation exposure.
Before getting started please consider the limitations of the tool:
The EMKG-EXPO-TOOL is currently not appropriate for special situations, including activities where dusts are formed through abrasive techniques, open spray applications, gases, and pesticides. Operations that give rise to the generation of fumes (soldering, welding) and wood dusts are exempted as well. The tool is also not suited for CMR substances. These situations involve more complex exposures requiring additional considerations that are not yet fully addressed by the current tool. In addition, the tool does not cover safety hazards, environmental issues, or ergonomic issues.
System requirements: MS Excel 97 or later version (MS Excel 2002 has not been tested yet).